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Durwood Lee Roughton

September 15, 1944 - April 16, 2018

Durwood Lee Roughton, age 73 passed away on April 16, 2018. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Ruth Roughton, two brothers John and Robert.

Mr. Roughton was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army.  He was owner and operator of S.O.S. Towing Co.,Inc., in Norfolk.

Mr. Roughton is survived by his life partner of forty-five years, Jean Spivey and her children, Greg, Marc, Lisa and daughter Tara Pierce and husband Jack.

He is also survived by his sisters, Sally Carlisle, Rose Kappes, and Cheryl Sawyer and their families, two sons, Michael (Teresa), and Troy, two grandaughters Ariel and Madison, two grandsons Aaron Torres (Rachelle) and Eli Pierce (his little Bud) and two great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 pm at Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran’s Cemetery, Suffolk with a reception following at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Chesapeake.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm


Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran Cemetery

5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23434

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